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Today, Soohyun Juhn (DMA ’18) and her husband, Taewon Kim, welcomed their first child, Lia, to the family! She was born 5.7 pounds and 19 inches.

On June 12, as a wedding gift, David Campbell (DMA ’15) gave his wife Christina the most uniquely touching gift, a music video tribute “Holding On” with The Brilliance’s David Gungor…

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Daniel Smith (DMA ’15) has created a unique line of merchandise to help spread an important message about public health. “Go Bach Inside” and “Six Feet Bach Please,” two puns on JS Bach’s name, are printed onto T-shirts, mugs, tote-bags, stickers, and more. 25% of proceeds will be donated to the International Rescue Committee, which is working to fight outbreaks in refugee camps around the world. Get your merchandise now at bit.ly/SocialDistanceBach.

Christina Chan Song An (DMA ’20), with her Trío Rouge, has won the Silver Medal of the Senior String Division at the 2020 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association sponsors the nation’s largest chamber music competition, and is America’s premier educational chamber music competition. Congratulations to Christina, Nick Hammel (violin) and Sohee Kwon (piano), as well as a big thank you to their coach, Prof. Andrew Brownell.

For more information, visit www.fischoff.org .

Christina Chan Song An (DMA ’20), with her Trío Rouge, won First Prize at the 2020 MTNA Chamber Music Performance Competition. Congratulations to Christina, Nick Hammel (violin) and Sohee Kwon (piano), as well as a big thank you to their coach, Prof. Andrew Brownell.

For more information, visit www.mtna.org.

Christina Chan Song An (DMA ’20), with her Favola String Quartet, won the Grand Prize and First Prize at the 7th Coltman Chamber Music Competition. Congratulations to Christina, Haeni Lee (violin), Nick Hammel (violin) and Ruben Balboa III (viola), as well as a big thank you to their coach, Prof. Sandy Yamamoto.

For more information, visit austinchambermusic.org.

CANCELED… Due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, South by Southwest has been canceled.

Presented by South by Southwest, KMFA and Golden Hornet, the 6th Annual ATX Composers Showcase at SXSW 2020 will take place at the Parker Jazz Club on March 18th beginning at 8pm. The lineup includes Mother Falcon with Diana Burgess (BM ’15) and Tetractys with Matthew Armbruster (MM ’16) and James Burch (DMA ’16):

8:00 p.m. – Kraken Quartet
www.thekrakenquartet.com

9:00 p.m. – Kompas Trio
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10:00 p.m. – Invoke
www.invokesound.com

11:00 p.m. – Graham Reynolds
www.grahamreynolds.com

12:00 a.m. – Mother Falcon
www.motherfalcon.com

1:00 a.m. – Tetractys
www.tetractysnewmusic.com

Tickets are $5 at the the door or free with a SXSW Music badge or wristband. For more information, visit SXSW, KMFA or the Golden Hornet.

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Hyugrai “Ray” Kim (DMA ’19) has been offered the position of Assistant Principal Cello in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Ray was one of only two cellists selected to advance to the Final Round of auditions. Led by music director Giancarlo Guerrero, the 83-member Nashville Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually and is one of the most active recording orchestras in the US, with 29 releases on Naxos, earning a total of 13 GRAMMY® Awards and 24 nominations.

Congratulations, Ray!

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